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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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Aug 24, 2018 Ramon Marquez and His Orch.; Ramon Marquez
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Performer: Ramon Marquez and His Orch. Writer: Ramon Marquez Chivirico-Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 20, 2018 El Loco Otto; M. Earl
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Performer: El Loco Otto Writer: M. Earl Fox-Trot. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 2674...
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Topics: 78rpm, Novelty
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 20, 2018 Shuman; Brown; Siegel; Hambeln; Feitz; Morgan; Malkin; Jary; Gaze; Balz
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Writer: Shuman; Brown; Siegel; Hambeln; Feitz; Morgan; Malkin; Jary; Gaze; Balz Potpourri para piano en tiempo de fox-trot; Siete dias solitarios; La casa de Rocky-Docky; Mister Banjo; Quisiera bailar en tu boda; Saulda a las damas del bar de Johnny Miller. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Novelty
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Dec 21, 2017 Tito Puente King of the Cha Cha Mambo and His Orchestra; N. Jimenez
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Performer: Tito Puente King of the Cha Cha Mambo and His Orchestra Writer: N. Jimenez Cha Cha Cha Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Dec 21, 2017 Tito Puente King of the Cha Cha Mambo and His Orchestra; R. Ruiz Jr.
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Performer: Tito Puente King of the Cha Cha Mambo and His Orchestra Writer: R. Ruiz Jr. Cha Cha Cha; Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 17, 2017 Trio Los Panchos; Gil; Navarro; Albino; Jose Alfredo Jimenez
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Performer: Trio Los Panchos; Gil; Navarro; Albino Writer: Jose Alfredo Jimenez Bolero Ranchero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 17, 2017 Trio Los Panchos; Gil; Navarro; Albino; Pedro Flores
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Performer: Trio Los Panchos; Gil; Navarro; Albino Writer: Pedro Flores Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 17, 2017 Machito and His Orch.; Rafael Seijo
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Performer: Machito and His Orch. Writer: Rafael Seijo Cha Cha Cha; Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 17, 2017 Machito and His Orch.
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Performer: Machito and His Orch. Cha Cha Cha; Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: TR-979...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 3, 2017 Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta; Caldas; Cavaleanti
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta Writer: Caldas; Cavaleanti Marcha; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 3, 2017 Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta; G. Malgoni; A. Perrone
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta Writer: G. Malgoni; A. Perrone Cancion Blues; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 3, 2017 Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta; Cora Sanchez Agramonte
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta Writer: Cora Sanchez Agramonte Cancion; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 3, 2017 Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta; Luis Aguirre Pinto
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta Writer: Luis Aguirre Pinto Cancion Blues; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 2, 2017 Los Chavales de Espana (The Kids from Spain); Pepe Lara; Luis Araque
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Performer: Los Chavales de Espana (The Kids from Spain); Pepe Lara Writer: Luis Araque Vocal; Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 2, 2017 Los Chavales de Espana (The Kids from Spain); Pepe Lara; Jorge del Moral
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Performer: Los Chavales de Espana (The Kids from Spain); Pepe Lara Writer: Jorge del Moral Vocal; Pasodoble. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 2, 2017 Alfredito and His Orchestra; Tony Molina
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Performer: Alfredito and His Orchestra; Tony Molina Mambo; Vocal; and Trio. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 1, 2017 Claude Robin; B. Joss; Fontemoy; Giraud
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Performer: Claude Robin; B. Joss Writer: Fontemoy; Giraud Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Nov 1, 2017 Pierre Miguel; Pierre Dorsey & His Orch.; Testani; Mery; Chabrier
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Performer: Pierre Miguel; Pierre Dorsey & His Orch. Writer: Testani; Mery; Chabrier Ritmico Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jun 14, 2017 Tito Puente (King of the Cha Cha Mambo) and his Orchestra; Enrique Jerrin
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Performer: Tito Puente (King of the Cha Cha Mambo) and his Orchestra Writer: Enrique Jerrin Cha Cha Cha Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jun 14, 2017 Tito Puente King of the Cha Cha Mambo and his Orchestra; Rosendo Ruiz
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Performer: Tito Puente King of the Cha Cha Mambo and his Orchestra Writer: Rosendo Ruiz Cha Cha Cha Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78